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Researchers Develop Earthquake-Resistant Concrete

October 26, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

A new seismic-resistant, fiber-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.

CE Certification Opens EU Market to Six Cortec MCI Concrete Protection Products

October 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Cortec® Corporation is now certified to use CE marking on six Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™ (MCI®) products for the protection and repair of concrete…

BuildSteel Releases e-Book to Help Building Professionals Meet Project Goals with Cold-formed Steel Trusses

October 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – BuildSteel, a partnership of steel and construction industry organizations, announced the release of “Cold-Formed Steel Trusses:…

Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components

August 31, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The latest of TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Ready Results explores how NCHRP Report 819: Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components developed guidelines for using self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in cast-in-place…

U.S. Iron Ore Shipments Remain Strong; Overall Seaway Shipping up 18%

August 16, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Iron ore, dry bulk cargo and general cargo shipments remain strong on the St. Lawrence Seaway, with overall tonnage up 18 percent over last year.   The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation reports that cargo shipments from March 20 through July…

Dow Introduces Newly Formulated Foam Sealant for Canadian Air Sealing

August 4, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

MIDLAND, Mich. – Dow Building & Construction (DB&C), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today introduced a new formulation of GREAT STUFF PRO™ Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant in Canada. This newly enhanced, low-pressure-build…

AGA Announces New Touch-Up and Repair Online Video Series

August 1, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

CENTENNIAL, CO - The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has developed and released the Touch-Up and Repair of Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel online video series. These six short videos detail the specifications and methods used to touch-up and repair hot-dip…

AISC Introduces New Steel Construction Manual

Have you heard? AISC's 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual is available! This new edition of the Manual includes the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, with improvements and revisions in the provisions for slender-element compression members,…

MMFX Expands Its Global Footprint to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

IRVINE, Calif.  — MMFX Steel Corporation announces that it has partnered with a business development representative in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: José Santiago Aponte will work with MMFX to sell and develop projects in the region. José brings…

Lowering the Carbon in Concrete

June 22, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

 Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of…